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Dishwasher makes glasses cloudy.... help [Moved from Not About Food board]

You're welcome! I've located the brand name of the dishwasher detergent that does NOT work well for me. It is the Earth Friendly Products brand & the name is high performance Wave. I would not recommend this at all!

Oct 11, 2010
jianji in Cookware

using enameled cast iron

Great to know. Thanks!

Oct 10, 2010
jianji in Cookware

Dishwasher makes glasses cloudy.... help [Moved from Not About Food board]

I believe Ecover is the other brand that I like also. :-)

Oct 09, 2010
jianji in Cookware

Dishwasher makes glasses cloudy.... help [Moved from Not About Food board]

For me, switching to buying my dishwasher powder in the organic section ended my problem. I have tried three brands. One did not get my dishes clean, the other two did. When I figure out which was not a good product, I will post it here.

I am currently using the Seventh Generation brand & it is cleaning fine and not etching my glasses.

Oct 09, 2010
jianji in Cookware

Has anyone had experience with Voss enameled cast iron?

And, if so, do you have an opinion contrasting it with Descoware, Copco Michael Lax or Cousances?

Oct 09, 2010
jianji in Cookware

using enameled cast iron

Thanks much!

Oct 08, 2010
jianji in Cookware

using enameled cast iron

How about judging a used piece when purchasing? I recently read advice that if there is dullness on the flat inside cooking surface and... "the shine is now gone, the pot/pan was used on high heat or repeatedly scrubbed with an abrasive cleaner. The natural non-stick property of the enamel is now gone. Once the gloss is gone, it can not be restored except by re-enameling. Use this pot with recipes that require oil. Otherwise, your food will stick if not carefully watched."

In used casseroles and stock pots, should some dullness be expected as long as there is not damage?

Any advice is very much welcomed.

Oct 08, 2010
jianji in Cookware

Best Place To Buy Demeyere

The 3.2 quart sauce pan with lid is on sale right now.

http://www.125west.com/p-5697-demeyer...

Sep 24, 2010
jianji in Cookware

Staub cookware

Thank you! :-)

Sep 14, 2010
jianji in Cookware

Staub cookware

Thanks for the recommendation!

Sep 12, 2010
jianji in Cookware

Staub cookware

Many of the same features, but not all? I have been spending a couple of days researching Staub because I am in the market for new cookware. It seems that if purchasing Staub, the best price is at Williams-Sonoma. Please correct me if I am wrong.

The 5 3/4 qt oval Coq Au Vin oven is $199.00 at Williams-Sonoma. If the Fontignac is $99, is it worth paying twice as much for Staub?

Sep 12, 2010
jianji in Cookware

"K" - Experience great food and wine in Sioux Falls, SD.

I would have to disagree with you as to the service. I don't have an opinion on the food. Here's a link to my previous post:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/643064

Oct 10, 2009
jianji in Great Plains

Trip from Kansas City to Sioux Falls, SD..need help please!!

I did not have a good experience at "K"

:-(

However, due to this experience, I cannot report on the food.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/643064

Aug 12, 2009
jianji in Great Plains

"K" in Sioux Falls, SD; Thwarted, once again, attempting to do business locally!

Sanaa's is probably my favorite! :-)

I did take my guest here. She was thoroughly impressed by the quality of the food! She thanked me profusely!

When I visit this restaurant, I usually purchase additional to take home.

"K" in Sioux Falls, SD; Thwarted, once again, attempting to do business locally!

Thank you so much for these suggestions. I was very frustrated at the time because I had an out of town guest with me who is a 'foodie.' I wanted her to experience something in Sioux Falls that was not a chain.

"K" in Sioux Falls, SD; Thwarted, once again, attempting to do business locally!

Yes.

"K" in Sioux Falls, SD; Thwarted, once again, attempting to do business locally!

We arrived at "K" at 1:00pm on August 8, 2009. After carefully checking the hours of operation and noting that the restaurant was open and taking in business, we entered. There was no line and we could see an open table in the back.

The hostess came towards, speaking on a cell phone, and we waited for her to finish her call and seat us.

After greeting us, she informed us that the open table was not available to us because it seated five and we were two people. She appeared regretful and told us the wait would be at least 15 minutes or longer.

I was so surprised! I said, "Even though you have an open table you will not seat us?" She said, "We have to leave that table open in case 5 people come in."

In my opinion, if the restaurant does not consider business on the customer's terms, the message sent is that the restaurant does not need the money.

My family and I operate a business. We are very aware of the challenges in the current economy. I cannot imagine having a customer walk through our door, wanting and waiting to buy something and turning this customer away. In fact, even more unbelievable is turning a customer away just in case a better one could walk in later.

Ironically, while we were waiting for the hostess, we were perusing the display case and happily picking out items that we planned to buy and take home after eating our lunch. It is possible that our sale could have ultimately totalled more than the imaginary party of four or five that could possibly arrive in the restaurant at some future time.